The Prophet Ezekiel had an incredible encounter with the Lord as He brought him into a valley of dry bones. The Lord then asked him, “Could these bones live?”
Ezekiel replied; “Sovereign Lord, You alone know.”
Then the Lord told him to prophesy to those dry bones and say to them, “Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you, and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 37:3-6)
Many of you are struggling as you are going through a dry time where everything in your life appears to be barren and parched. You are looking at your life as a valley of dry bones. You may be battling spiritually or physically, and wondering how your life will ever resume and recover. The Lord wants to revive those dead things and restore life back to you. He wants to resuscitate you and breathe His breath of revival into those dry and dead areas.
The Lord says,
“I am restoring the dry bones back to life. Allow Me to revive those things that are lifeless. I Am the resurrection and the Life and I will awaken those dreams that I have placed in your heart and resurrect those promises that I have made to you. I am loosing you from the death sentence that has attached itself to you, and bringing you into a life of victory. Don’t allow your present situations to take you into spiritual atrophy. I will refresh those areas that are parched and dry, resuscitate those areas that are barren, and resurrect that which is dead. Flesh will come upon you, sinews will materialize and My breath of life will fill you once again.”
As Ezekiel began to prophesy as the Lord requested (Ezekiel 37:7-10), there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as he looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. Then the Lord told Ezekiel, “Now prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.'”
So as Ezekiel prophesied as the Lord commanded him to do, breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
The Lord says,
“I am raising up a great army from among the dead bones and I will use your lives, your voices and your breath to awaken this generation. I am restoring those gifts that have been dormant inside of you, and breathing My breath of life into you. As you breathe into the lives of others, they will experience resurrection power. Lives will awaken, and dry bones shall come to life once again. Trust in Me as I begin to strengthen those things that are lethargic, and quicken to life to those things which have deceased. Be assured that all My promises will come to pass.
Be encouraged and know that life will come into those hopeless situations. Don’t be disheartened, but trust Me to breathe My pneuma into the precious lives of others once again. You have been created with a purpose, therefore you can accomplish all that I have called you to do. I am the God of restoration and nothing is impossible with Me. Others will also be loosed from the garments of death and will come to life through your words, your breath and through the touch of your hands. For the time of resurrection has come and I will place My Spirit in you and you shall live.”
1 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.
2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry.
3 He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.
6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
7 So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
8 I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.”
10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.
For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.
Author: Elaine Tavolacci
After what she has endured in her past, Elaine Tavolacci’s life is a sign and a wonder, an amazing testimony of how God has healed, delivered, restored, renewed, and set her free indeed. She shares teachings and prophetic words on her website, A Word in Season and her Facebook page.
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